The flag-bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom has chosen Ms Eva Naa Merley, popularly known as Eva Lokko, as his running-mate in the December polls.
The party settled on former Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as its Vice-Presidential candidate for the 2012 elections.
The party last night held a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at which they reached a unanimous consensus on the choice of the running mate.
Dr Nduom told Joy News his running mate was chosen because she demonstrated incorruptible leadership skills.
“There were a number of people who are experienced [and] qualified but failed that test. Therefore we were not looking at [a] north-south, east-west, Muslim-Christian, male-female [ticket], they were not overriding considerations.”
“We wanted somebody who can blend into our team, accept the principles and be ready to work with us going forward,” Dr Nduom maintained.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Lokko said she hesitated when she was approached for the Vice-Presidential slot because of the violent and tempestuous nature of the nation's politics.
But upon reading the incorruptible leadership the PPP was offering, her initial fears gave way to hope and made her change her mind, she said.